Grilled Zucchini Goat Cheese Roll-Ups

This recipe was taken from, if I remember correctly, a magazine called Vegetarian Times. I did not have all the ingredients on hand that the recipe called for, but the one thing I did have was a lot of zucchini. I just modified the recipe to what ingredients I had on hand. Try it; these roll-ups are an excellent as an appetizer with grilled chicken or salad. I never had grilled zucchini before, but I am hooked. I love it and grill vegetables every chance I get.

Grilled Zucchini Goat Cheese Roll-Ups
Created recipe on 09/25/2009

Grilled Zucchini Goat Cheese Roll Ups

2 medium zucchini – sliced 1/4” thin, any thicker it will be hard to roll after grilling
Baby spinach washed and dried
2 oz goat cheese softened at room temperature
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
Olive Oil to brush on zucchini
Kosher salt
Cracked fresh pepper

Pre-heat a grill pan till hot. Brush olive oil on zucchini slices both sides and sprinkle very lightly with salt and fresh cracked pepper. Please note that this will cook fast. Place zucchini on the hot grill pan and cook for approximately 2 to 3 minutes on both sides. The zucchini needs to be soft enough to be able to roll when can touch with fingers comfortably.
Mix softened goat cheese with fresh herbs in small bowl. To assemble the roll ups, place grilled zucchini on cutting board and spread1 tsp of goat cheese with herbs on the end. Add 2 to 3 baby spinach leaves and begin rolling the zucchini. Place down on serving platter. Continue to all the grilled zucchini is rolled up. Serve as an appetizer or with a salad and / or grilled chicken. Most excellent! Enjoy!

Cooking Tip: If you are like me, my friends give me zucchini all the time from their garden. I can never keep up with the abundance of zucchini. I wash them and then shred the zucchini with skins on and place 1 cup of zucchini in freezer bags and freeze the vegetables for future use to make muffins, cake and bread during the winter months



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